Your Options for Teeth Straightening

Maybe Mona Lisa would have cracked a real smile if she had been more confident in her teeth!

All jokes aside, you don’t have to live every day embarrassed by your own smile. Orthodontic treatments today are much more desirable than those of yesteryear. There are a lot of good reasons to straighten your teeth, both functional and aesthetic. And there are a lot of good times in your life to commit to a treatment – like now! But how do you decide among all of your options for teeth straightening?

Dr. Milligan is an experienced dentist in Incline Village and can help you understand your options.

A Healthy Bite

In an ideal world, your top teeth should rest down and in line with their opposing tooth on the bottom. This helps you smile, chew, and speak smoothly. If you have any problems with this, like a crooked tooth or odd spacing between teeth, you’ve got an improper bite. Improper bites (also called malocclusion) can cause overbite, underbite, and crossbite. An improper bite can make you self-conscious of your smile and can cause excessive stress and forces on your teeth and jaw joint (TMJ).

Orthodontics is a dental treatment that slowly moves your teeth and jaw to help your teeth line up better. The metallic “train tracks” found on nearly every middle schooler, and the removable retainer likely gathering dust in your medicine cabinet are both types of orthodontic appliances.

If you’d like the benefit of a smile makeover without the metallic dramatics, you’re in good company. Many people are interested in Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles® for all of the orthodontic benefits and none of the obvious metal mouth.

Invisalign & Six Month Smiles Similarities

  • Invisalign trays and Six Month Smiles braces are clear and sleek
  • Neither are distracting
  • Both look professional for work environments
  • Neither gets in the way of everyday life
  • Both provide great results

Invisalign and Six Month Smiles Differences

  • Six Month Smiles® is usually less expensive
  • Six Month Smiles® requires less treatment time
  • Six Month Smiles® is a cosmetic treatment
  • Invisalign® can help patients who need bite alteration
  • Invisalign® trays are virtually invisible without brackets & wires
  • Invisalign® can be removed for special occasions and flossing

Choosing Orthodontics

Only you can decide which option is best for you. But don’t make your choice without a professional opinion. Incline Dental Care in Incline Village provides professional orthodontic treatments as well as whitening and cleaning to truly give you a healthy, beautiful smile.

Make an appointment today for a consultation and to learn how to achieve your best smile.

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.


Sources

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/orthodontics

http://www.6monthsmiles.com

http://www.invisalign.com/?gclid=COqH6by4is8CFUMvgQodix0Fwg#sm.001kylagu1cw4e07v8215kt2nz8h7

Dr. Milligan was born and raised in Reno, NV, and graduated from Sparks High School in 1996. He went on to graduate from the University of Nevada Reno in 2003 “with distinction” with a bachelor’s of science in biology, and from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine cum lade in 2009 with his DMD. Following graduation, Dr. Milligan worked as a dentist in Carbondale, IL for 3 years and in Las Vegas, NV for 1.5 years before purchasing Incline Dental Care from Dr. Duncan in December 2013.

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